NCLR to Celebrate Launch of Senator Menendez’s Book, “Growing American Roots”



(National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and

advocacy organization in the United States, will celebrate Senator Bob Menendez

(D–NJ) and the significant role he has played in the Latino community by

hosting an event on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 to help launch his new book, Growing American Roots. Senator

Menendez will sign copies of Growing

American Roots, which will be available for purchase on site,

between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.  The book signing will take place at NCLR’s

headquarters, the Raul

Yzaguirre Building,

at 1126 16th Street, NW,

Washington, DC



Menendez demonstrates daily a sincere belief that he was sent to Congress to

work actively to help improve people’s lives.  He’s a dedicated public

servant and an outstanding legislator, a combination that makes him one of the

most effective lawmakers in the Senate,” said Janet Murguía, NCLR President and

CEO.  “He’s an indefatigable advocate for the Hispanic community, as well

as for all Americans who feel voiceless and disempowered in national politics.”

The book,

which is subtitled “Why Our Nation Will Thrive as Our Largest Minority

Flourishes,” addresses the influence of the Latino community on U.S. society

and examines—from his unique perspective as the only Hispanic member of the

U.S. Senate—why this segment of the population is critical to America’s future prosperity. In

addition, Growing American Roots

chronicles the path that Senator Menendez took as the son of immigrants growing

up in a tenement in Union City, New Jersey to become a U.S. Senator.

“This is a

unique opportunity for the Latino community to come together to support the

senator, his work, and his vision for the future of our community and the

country,” added Murguía.


encourages Latino leaders to participate and lend their support to this

community celebration. The event is free of charge and open to members of

the public who confirm their attendance ahead of time, but space is

limited. To RSVP, please click here.  




Book-signing event to celebrate the launch of Growing American Roots

by Senator Bob Menendez



November 17, 2009


5:30–7:30 p.m.

WHERE:       NCLR Headquarters


Raul Yzaguirre Building


1126 16th Street, NW

Washington, DC



Senator Bob Menendez (D–NJ)


Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO

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